Do you or a loved one suffer from intense snoring, morning headaches,
fatigue, or gasping during sleep? You or your loved one could be
experiencing a dangerous medical condition known as sleep apnea. Many
Americans are affected by the most common form of sleep apnea known as,
Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. This condition causes a person to actually
stop breathing while they are sleeping and has been known to cause serious
health conditions and be potentially life threatening.
Oral appliances are the most commonly accepted method for treating sleep
apnea and are a great alternative to a CPAP mask or surgical treatment.
The appliance fits in the mouth like a mouth guard or orthodontic retainer
and prevents airway obstruction by repositioning the lower jawbone and
soft tissue. This can reduce or eliminate snoring and allows the patient to
sleep through the night with no airway blockage. After an evaluation by your
dentist the device is typically customized to allow optimal comfort and functionality.
Health Risks of Sleep Apnea
• Heart disease
• Sudden cardiac death
• High blood pressure
• Gastric reflux
•Decreased sex drive